Plates of delicacies
Fired by longing
Rest on the windowsill of knowledge
Submissive to the stick of curiosity
-In my books.

Sticks of curiosity
Rubbed into fire.
Through a window
--light falling on a plate
flames that speak in tongues,
the world --surreal, inside of books.

van de Vis, Beatrice: "Books" published in Silence On A Broken Train by Publishing, 2009